Virtual Options

Please note:

The Options selection process goes live on tbc, these cannot be completed before this time. You must be signed in via your SIMS Student account to be able to access Options Online. SIMS Parent does not have access to this service. If you have not registered for SIMS Student/ Options Online, please refer to the below link:

Options Online Help - Oakwood School

There is also a "Parental Consent" tick box when completing your Options. We do not use this and it can be safely ignored.


Students are already talking about Options with their tutors and in their lessons, this includes some taster sessions.

All the subject leaders have produced information about their GCSE courses in a written format which will be published in the Options Booklet and sent home before half term, please make sure you take the time to read about the subjects on offer.

Each of the GCSE subject leads have also created a virtual presentation about their subject and these can be found below by clicking on the relevant subject.  To ensure that students understand as much as possible about each of the GCSEs it is strongly recommended that time is spent watching these videos to find out more.

On Thursday 24th February an Online Options Evening will take place with the opportunity to book 7 minute appointments with subject specialists to find out more about the GCSE.

The Year 9 reports issued during February will give you an indication of progress and achievement in each subject area and further questions can be asked at the Year 9 Parents evening on Thursday 10th March.

Students will make their selection using Sims Online before Friday 18th March.

Mrs Dunford
Assistant Headteacher - Curriculum

Options Booklet 2022:

Options Booklet - 2022 to 2024.pdf

Creative and Expressive Arts

Art and DesignPhotographyDramaMusic

Physical Education

PE - Full CourseDance

Design and Technology

Design and Technology(Design Technology, Graphic Communication, Food Preparation and Nutrition, Hospitality and Catering)



Modern Foreign Languages

Modern Foreign Languages

Computer Science and Creative iMedia

Computer Science and Cambridge Nationals in Creative iMedia

Film Studies

Film Studies

Core Subjects

English & English LiteratureMathematicsScience (Combined Science): TrilogyReligious Education


Links and Help Guides

Link to Options Online

There is no need to register for Options Online if you are already connected to SIMS Student, if you cannot connect to SIMS Student please contact IT Support

Please find below a guide on how to use Options Online

Making option choices using Option Online


Page Downloads Date  
Options Booklet 22 - 24 07th Feb 2022 Download
Yellow Route Booklet 22-24 09th Feb 2022 Download
Options Information assembly Feb 22 10th Feb 2022 Download
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